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Wilt Chamberlain - Los Angeles Lakers

Wilt Chamberlain

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue December 5, 2014
Year 2014
Quantity 27,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever®
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 0.98 x 2.07 in./24.89 x 52.52 mm
Series Wilt Chamberlain
Series Time Span 2014
Issue Location Philadelphia, PA 19153
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 18 (2 Design)

Quantity Produced - 3,000,000
Original Purchase Price: $8.82
SKU: 472400
Dimension: 9.25 x 6.88 in./234.95 x 174.63 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper
Layout Number: “S” followed by four (4) single digits

Press Sheet W/die Cut

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Purchase Price: $70.56
SKU: 472406

Press Sheet W/o Die Cut

Quantity Produced - 1,500
Original Purchase Price: $70.56
SKU: 472408

First-day Cover, Set of 2

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.86
SKU: 472416

Digital Color Postmark, Set of 2

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $3.28
SKU: 472421

Ceremony Program

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 472430

Digital Color Postmark Keepsake, Set of 2

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $12.95
SKU: 472410

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 472424

Stamp Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 472431

Stamp Deck Card W/ Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.99
SKU: 472432

About Stamp Series

On December 5, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Wilt Chamberlain stamps, in two designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 18 stamps. The stamps will go on sale nationwide December 5, 2014.

This year, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates the life of basketball superstar Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999). On the court, he was a force of nature. The 7-foot-1-inch center dominated the NBA for more than a decade, setting a plethora of individual records. As a pro, he led his teams to two NBA championships, and in 1962 he scored an NBA record 100 points in a single game.

These two Forever® stamps showcase artwork by Kadir Nelson, who created two portraits of Chamberlain. One is based on a photograph of Chamberlain in a Philadelphia Warriors uniform, the other based on an image of Chamberlain in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform. The word “Wilt” is featured in the top right or left corner of each stamp, along with the “Forever” denomination and “USA” in the bottom right or left corner of each stamp.

“Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999)” appears on the left side of the pane. Photographer Ken Regan’s image of a leaping Chamberlain in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform is featured on the right side of the pane. The flip side of the pane features biographical information about Chamberlain.

These Forever stamps® will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce rate. Art director Antonio Alcalá designed the stamps.

 

Colors

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black

Creators

Designer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Typographer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Artist: Kadir Nelson, San Diego, CA.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22401. Copyright: USPS.

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